NOCK mourns death of Volleyball Federation President, Waithaka Kioni
The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) has announced with great sadness the sudden passing of Waithaka Kioni, its 2nd Vice-President and President of the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF). Kioni reportedly fell ill yesterday and was rushed to hospital, where he passed away around 1 am this morning.
In a press statement, NOC-K expressed its devastation at the loss of Kioni, an “ardent volleyball sports leader over the years.” The committee extended its deepest sympathies and condolences to Kioni’s family, friends, and the volleyball fraternity in Kenya and Africa.
NOC-K President Paul Tergat, MBS, also expressed his condolences, saying, “We have lost an astute sports administrator whose immense contribution to sports development in the country will be missed. We pray for his family during this difficult time.”
The committee is currently in consultation with Kioni’s family and the Volleyball Federation leadership and will share more details later.
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